Is a White Powder Evacuation Really That Funny?

Maybe it’s just us. But when a mid-Wilshire office staff is forced to evacuate because of a white, powdery substance found inside an envelope, we don’t think that should be the set-up for weak Twitter jokes.

Several reporters, including one from The Hollywood Reporter, made circa-1980s cocaine cracks after THR‘s LA offices were briefly evacuated this morning. There was also this bit of odd civics boosting:

At press time, an even stranger aspect of the THR incident is that it occurred on the same day as reports of similar discoveries made at the office of the governor of Connecticut, a federal building in Iowa and at least one other east coast location. Weird, but still not funny.